Sunday, October 21, 2018

Where's Waldo Fans Will Love the New "The Spectacular Spotlight Search" by Martin Handford That Uses a Magic Slider to View Scenes (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

by Martin Handford
Hardcover ISBN: 9781536201765
Candlewick Press

If you have a "Where's Waldo" fan in your life, or you are a fan of these seek and find books, then you will definitely want to pick up the new "

from Candlewick Press.  This is a Where's Waldo book like no other as you use a magic slider to look through the scenes to spot Waldo in his red and white striped sweater and cap.  By introducing the magic slider feature to this popular search and find series, you bring a fun new twist to tracking down Waldo.

I first learned about this book last month, and after watching the video below, couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy to share with my family. 

I grew up loving Where's Waldo books, and introduced my girls to them a few years back. They were hooked from the start, and we have been slowing adding new "Waldo" search and find books to our collection, which also includes my "Where's Waldo" collection I started way back when. :-)

I didn't tell my girls about the new magic slider feature, as I wanted it to be a fun surprise...and, that it was.  When I showed the shows how to look through each scene with the magic slider, their eyes twinkled and both grinned from ear to ear.  They thought this feature was so cool, and loved how it lit up the sections they were waving the magic slider over.  My youngest said she liked this book best as she oftentimes gets overwhelmed with the business of the other Where's Waldo scenes in the books we have.  But, by controlling the search area with the magic slider, she can take her time and take in all the detail of the scene, as she tries to find Waldo.

We have had this book for about a week now, and it has become a favorite of everyone in house.  I leave it on the coffee table for people to grab when they are looking for something to do.  And, I love watching my family get excited about this book and working together to find Waldo.  With the holidays fast approaching, this new "Where's Waldo? The Spectacular Spotlight Search" by Martin Handford is a must-have for Where's Waldo fans of all ages.  Once you experience the magic slider feature, you will see why my girls and I are loving this new book, and can't get enough of it!  We hope they come out with more books like this, as they really are fun, and add a fun new spin to the search and find fun you come to expect from Where's Waldo books.

More about this book:

Just when you thought you’d mastered the art of finding Waldo, along comes a whole new twist to tracking him down! In an innovative, all-paper design that simulates a traveling spotlight beam, each scene is completely dark until the savvy reader slides a wand underneath to “light up” a small section. The trick is to carefully move the magic slider around until the right spot is revealed. Each of the six classic nighttime scenes contains Waldo and four other favorite characters to find, along with bonus hidden content and additional games on every page. With an exciting new format that gives our wanderer the star treatment he deserves, The Spectacular Spotlight Search is a must-have for Waldo fans of all ages.

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